[ri-gahrd-fuh l]


observant; attentive; heedful (often followed by of): a man regardful of the feelings of others.
showing or feeling regard or esteem; respectful.

Origin of regardful

First recorded in 1580–90; regard + -ful
Related formsre·gard·ful·ly, adverbre·gard·ful·ness, nounun·re·gard·ful, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for regardful

Historical Examples of regardful

  • Even in the exterior of the gift, she had been regardful of his taste.


    Marion Harland

  • We are so wise in America, so interested in our fellowman, so regardful of his welfare.

    Twelve Men

    Theodore Dreiser

  • And upon the other hand privations make us regardful of others.


    Horace Smith

  • But if we may not probe too deeply into primal causes, we may still be regardful of the effects.

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • He understands me as well as a man can understand a girl, and he is regardful for me always.


    Maria Thompson Daviess

British Dictionary definitions for regardful



(often foll by of) showing regard (for); heedful (of)
showing regard, respect, or consideration
Derived Formsregardfully, adverbregardfulness, noun
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